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The Magic Lane: How Sydney’s “favourite story” will become an official community site

By LUCINDA GARBUTT-YOUNG Through the winding lanes of Annandale, there is a long-reigning community spirit. Paths bloom with seasonal foliage, and small front yards have rambling verge gardens. Much of this can be traced back to Kathy O’Donnell, who took over a dilapidated alleyway in 2015. Almost six years later, her now well-known project is […]

Community crowd funding promises greener pastures

BY JAZ SINGH-BRAR A new community garden project in Bondi is set to change the way the Bondi community sees food security and environmental sustainability. The initiative, created by environmental organisation Transition Bondi, aims to set up a community garden to promote food security. Head of Transition Bondi, Lance Lieber, told City Hub he thought […]

Green thumbs get new guidelines

Waverley Council’s revitalised Public and Street Gardens policy will see the council play a deciding role in which street or public gardens can go ahead. The revised policy builds on council guidelines released more than a decade ago. There is now a step by step checklist in place intended to guide those looking to work […]

Community garden faces the shovel

The Erskineville Road Community Garden could be turfed out, with the City of Sydney proposing to move it to a more “suitable” site. The garden was created in 2009  on a block of land that had been vacant for decades. “It’s kind of like a gorilla garden that the council hasn’t endorsed and it’s been […]